Community Contest: Making a Difference Together!

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It's Your Choice - Your Charity - Your Community!
Because Grappone Automotive Group is New Hampshire's #1 family owned and operated dealership we want to do even more for our community. With help from the Toyota Dealer Match Program we will be giving away over $20,000 + to your favorite local charities and non-profit organizations. That’s right… it’s entirely up to you and your community to decide the winners!
Who Do You Think Should Win?

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Community Contest: Making a Difference Together!

  1. 1. Its Your Choice - Your Charity - Your Community!Because Grappone Automotive Group is New Hampshires #1 family owned and operated dealership wewant to do even more for our community. With help from the Toyota Dealer Match Program we will begiving away over $20,000 + to your favorite local charities and non-profit organizations. That’s right…it’s entirely up to you and your community to decide the winners!Who Do You Think Should Win?This year we’ve had two successful contests with over 100+ New Hampshire non-profit organizationsparticipating and creating awareness for all the worthy causes - Grappone Automotive Group would like tothank everyone for your support and helping us spread the word about our local events and contests. It’sonly because of your hard work and enthusiasm that we’ve been able to continue these communityefforts.We understand that it’s not always easy to get the continued support from your friends and family whenasking for their vote; especially during the hectic time of the holiday season. In an attempt to make ourthird contest a little easier we’ve made a few improvements: More Time & Opportunities to Win: Extending the nomination period and selecting more organizations to receive even more financial support. Instead of spreading the remaining $20,000+ into two additional contests we will have one BIG CONTEST with THREE WINNERS (w/ the most votes) selected to receive the donation. Increased Visibility: No longer will past participating organizations be automatically entered into the contest; each organization must be nominated for this round. We are focused on helping those who really want the increased publicity and are actively engaging their fans/members. There are a lot of new platforms and tools being used this round + we’re fortunate to have a very active and loyal online community of nearly 15,000 Grappone Fans! Active Voting: Everyone is allowed to vote (1) per day – This should help organizations with more active members and fans to increase their odds of winning. Plus every day a participant votes it increases their chance of winning our daily raffle for a selection of $10-$15 gift cards and other great prizes. Incentives: Over $1,000 in prizes will be given to the voting participants each day plus additional prizes!TimelineNominations End: Tuesday, November 22nd at 5:00PM ETBreak: 6 Days to Spread the Word & Prepare for Voting CLICK HEREVoting Starts: Tuesday, November 29th at 12:00AM ET For MoreVoting Ends: Tuesday, December 6th at 5:00PM ETWinners Announced: Wednesday, December 7th at 5:00PM ET InformationNominationsIt’s easy – Post the following on our Grappone Facebook Page:- Name of the non-profit organization or charity- Active link to the organization’s website- Digital image or photo that best represents the organization- Brief description of the organization (2-3 sentences)At a minimum, please post the name of the organization and we’ll help with the rest – Thank You!Support your deserving New Hampshire organization or charity: Nominate Today!
  2. 2. Contest GuidelinesFor generations Grappone Automotive Group has been focused on providing the best customer serviceand supporting our local community. We feel fortunate to have so many amazing people and organizationsin the state of New Hampshire. Through this contest our hope is to generate more awareness for all theworthy causes and to inspire more to get involved.Eligibility: To be selected for voting, each nominated organization must meet the following criteria: 1. Charities must be IRS-recognized 501 (C) (3)s 2. Charities must support the state of New Hampshire and its communities 3. Charities may not be political or lobbying organizations 4. Charities should not discriminate based on race, gender or creed 5. Charities may not serve their own memberships exclusively (such as fraternal groups) 6. Charities and/or non-profit organizations may not participate if previously won (1) per calendar yearGeneral Rules 1. To be considered, each organization must be nominated by a member of the community by posting the nomination on our Grappone Facebook Page 2. Staff, volunteers, and supporters of organizations are allowed and encouraged to nominate their own organizations 3. Each individual or Grappone Facebook Fan can nominate up to 3 organizations each 4. If any post includes offensive language and/or graphics, Grappone Automotive Group holds the right to remove the post. Please try to keep everything clean and positiveFinancial Contribution: Thanks to the Toyota Dealer Match Program, every Toyota dealer in thecontinental U.S. has a special opportunity to establish or enhance their goodwill on the local level. Startingthis year, Toyota will match up to $10,000 donated by each dealer to as many as four local charities (at aminimum of $2,500 each). Each dealer can choose the beneficiaries, subject to a few basic requirements.For example, each recipient must be a valid 501C3 nonprofit and cannot be a political organization,lobbying organization or an organization that serves only its membership. Each charity nominated by adealer must complete an eligibility application. Upon final approval, the check will be cut and maileddirectly to the charity along with a cover letter acknowledging the dealer’s participation.Grappone Automotive Group has conducted two contests thus far and has rewarded a combined total of$10,000. Both organizations received $5,000 - The initial $2,500 is donated by Grappone Automotive Groupand the other $2,500 is matched by the Toyota Dealer Match Program. Our third and final contest willselect three organizations to receive donations. First and second place will receive $5,000 ($2,500 fromGrappone Automotive Group and $2,500 from the Toyota Dealer Match Program) third place will receive$1,000 from Grappone Automotive Group plus additional prizes will be added throughout the contest.Prizes: 1. First Place: $5,000 + $500 Grappone gift card + $200 Amazon gift card 2. Second Place: $5,000 3. Third Place: $1,000* Daily Prizes: Grappone Fans who participate in the voting process will be eligible to win daily prizes of theirchoice of $10-$15 gift cards.
  3. 3. Contest Guidelines (continued)Nominations: We want to hear from our community which New Hampshire non-profit organizations orcharities you want to help support! It’s easy; just post the following on our Grappone Facebook Page:- Name of the non-profit organization or charity- Active link to the organization’s website Have Questions?- Digital image or photo that best Send us an email and we will do our best to assist you. Please understand that it may take more than 24hrs to respond. represents the organization Unfortunately there’s only one “me” who creates & administers all of- Brief description of the organization our contests and social media efforts - In advance, I do apologize for (2-3 sentences) any delay. I’m more than happy to help and I thank you for your patience. The voting process can be frustrating but please try toAt a minimum, please post the name of the remain positive and keep-in-mind what this event is all about: Givingorganization and we’ll help with the rest – awareness and support to our community and ALL the amazingThank You! organizations we have in the state of New Hampshire! Hopefully we can inspire more to get involved!Facebook Integration & Publicity: To help Jennifer Jurczynskipromote the organizations to our near Marketing and Media Specialist15,000 Facebook Fans we will create a Grappone Automotive Groupcontinuously updating Facebook photo jjurczynski@grappone.comalbum of all nominations. This will allow everyone easy access to learn more about the organizations andto ensure that we have the correct image, description and links. If applicable, we’ll tag the photo with theappropriate organization to make it easier for others to become a Facebook fan.Once nominations are complete we will add an active link to bring you directly to the entry on theapplication where you will cast your vote (one-click-vote). This should make it easier to share with friends,family and others without too much confusion. The following information will be included for allnomination photos in the Facebook Photo Album:- Digital image or photo that best represents the organization- Name of the non-profit organization or charity- Brief description of the organization (2-3 sentences)- Active link to the organization’s website- Active link to the entry to vote (one-click-vote). This will be added primarily during the break (after nominations and before voting starts). Facebook Photo Album Nominations Updated Periodically EXAMPLE Each nominated organization Ex: Photo will have a section like this in provided through the the photo album to make it nomination period easier to Share & Vote We will tag all organization’s with a FB page so people can easily become a fan! Community Nominations Organization’s Name ... Brief Description … (2-3 Sentences) Website Link … Link to officially vote on application ... Grappone Fan
  4. 4. Contest Guidelines (continued)Voting Process: In accordance to Facebook’s Promotions Guidelines all voting will be conducted on a third-party application. We have chosen Strutta to host this contest but we hold the responsibility of being theadministrator and organizer. Individuals must meet the following requirements to be eligible to vote: 1. Open to all legal residents of the United States 2. Must be 13 years or older to vote OPEN VOTING 3. Users can vote (1) per day Both Facebook and non-Facebook users are eligible to vote andBoth Facebook and non-Facebook users are eligible to vote and participate in the contest – All youparticipate in the contest by using the third-party application. The need is a valid email accountfollowing provides both options on how to participate:First, you’ll want to register or log into the contest site. This is a mandatory step to make your vote count.To do this, either: 1. Register and verify an account with Strutta 2. Log in with your Facebook account (if applicable)(Option 1) If you choose to register an account with Strutta, this is the best way to cast your vote: 1. Click the Login button at the top right corner of the page. Click Register. 2. Enter your name and email, and create a password. 3. Next, access your email inbox and click on the verification link to let us know that you are not a robot! You will not be able to participate in the contest until you verify your account. 4. When the verification link is clicked, return to the contest site and your favorite entrys page and cast a vote. You will see a confirmation message your vote is cast and saved.(Option 2) If you choose to log in with Facebook Login: 1. Click the Login button at the top right corner of the page. 2. Just enter your email and Facebook password and cast your vote! You will see a confirmation message your vote is cast and saved.To log a vote, make sure youre logged in and click on the "Vote For This Entry" button on your favoriteentrys page – It’s that easy! Plus we will be creating additional templates and materials to help assist youwith voting, sharing and more!Example: During the break we will beuploading the nominated images andinformation from Facebook onto the third-party application. During this time weEx: Photo willprovide each organization their own direct provided through thelink to their voting entry (one-click-vote) that nominationwill be available on both the Facebook photo periodalbum and the third-party application. CLICK to Vote “Vote For This Entry” Everyone is allowed (1) Vote per Person per Day We will tag all organization’s with a FB page so people can easily become a fan! Community Nominations Organization’s Name ... Brief Description … (2-3 Sentences) Website Link … Link to officially vote on application ...
  5. 5. Toyota Dealer Match Program & ProcessToyota and its dealers have a long history of giving to charitable causes all across America. The Toyota Dealer MatchProgram enables our contribution to go farther. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed more than $500 million to non-profit organizations, and has always been guided by a strong belief in serving the communities where we dobusiness. If you’d like to learn more, please visit: Toyota PhilanthropyProgram Details:Once we have the results Grappone Automotive Group will be in contact with the winning organizations tostart the Toyota Grant process and to arrange a time for pictures. As with our past two contest the initial$2,500 is donated by Grappone Automotive Group and the other $2,500 is matched by the Toyota DealerMatch Program. Our third and final contest will select three organizations to receive donations. First andsecond place will receive $5,000 ($2,500 from Grappone Automotive Group and $2,500 from the ToyotaDealer Match Program) third place will receive $1,000 from Grappone Automotive Group plus additionalprizes will be added throughout the contest.The Toyota Grant process can be tedious but we will assist you throughout the entire process. Here’s abrief overview: “Dealer applies online, providing brief information about the charity. Charity will be vettedby a third party to confirm the charity meets the basic guidelines. Upon confirmation, dealer and charitywill be notified via e-mail that the charity is eligible to formally apply online to the Toyota Dealer MatchProgram. Within the e-mail notification, there will be a link directing the charity to a site where the charitywill apply. Upon final approval, the dealer and the charity will be notified of approval and a check will besent to the charity, copying the dealer. If for any reason the charity is not approved, dealer will be notifiedby Toyota will full details.”Contact Information & Helpful LinksIf you have any questions or concerns about the contest or any of our social media efforts, please feel freeto contact me anytime ~ JenniferJennifer JurczynskiMarketing and Media SpecialistGrappone Automotive Groupjjurczynski@grappone.comHere are some helpful links – More will be added soon!Grappone Facebook: http://on.fb.me/lpdlzgFacebook Event: http://on.fb.me/oLwRjANomination Photo Album: http://on.fb.me/qQan2tGrappone Twitter: http://bit.ly/aJUjSOGrappone Flickr (Event Photos): http://bit.ly/fn6GjNStrutta (Third-Party Application): http://bit.ly/qdzTZiGrappone Company Website: http://bit.ly/fyo7UG

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